How To Choose The Right Coffee Machine – reviews, advices

To some people, making coffee is a normal daily routine that they do out of habit and can be done anyhow but to others, making coffee is sacred and they have to brew it to perfection in order to enjoy it. Regardless of how much you like your coffee, finding the right coffee maker is not an easy task. If you want to know how to choose the right coffee machine for all your needs, below are a few things you need to keep in mind.

model BVMC-SJX33GT Bonavita BV1800 BUNN BT Velocity Brew
BVMC-SJX33GT BV1900TS BUNN_BT_Velocity_Brew
Customer Rating Screenshot_12
3.8 out of 5 stars
4.1 out of 5 stars
4.1 out of 5 stars
Material Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Stainless Steel
Type Auto-Drip Auto-Drip Auto-Drip
SCAA Certified No Yes No
Programmable Yes No No
Thermal Carafe Yes Yes Yes
Shipping Weight 6.5 pounds 8.2 pounds 9.8 pounds
Price from $34.92 from $149.00 from $119
More Read our review… Read our review… Read our review…

Types of Coffee Machines

Espresso- Ground Coffee Machine

If you are the kind of person who prefers to have fresh coffee using ground coffee, then an espresso is the best choice for you. They are quite cheaper and much lighter compared to bean-to-cup machines and are more flexible than capsule coffee machines. With this machine, you do not even have to use a particular coffee brand.

With an espresso machine, you will have more control over your drink because you can choose the amount of coffee and water to add to suit your taste, however, this also means that you have to be patient and put some effort before you have the right taste.

Bean-to–cup Coffee Machines

These are the kind of machines that give the freshest coffee, because they grind the coffee beans on demand. They come with an inbuilt coffee bean grinder, they are easier to use compared to traditional coffee makers and you can use any coffee beans you desire. However, bean-to-cup coffee machines are more expensive.

Capsule Coffee Machines

These are a quick way to make coffee and they are mess free as well. They are completely convenient and quite easy to clean and they are the best option if you know you will not be using the machine too often. The sealed capsules will keep the coffee fresh but on the other hand, most capsule coffee machines are limited to one brand of coffee and they are expensive compared to ground coffee or even coffee beans.

Regardless of the type you choose, there is no need to worry about its cost. Though some coffee machines are really pricey, you can get even the best option at a discount if you purchase it during sales season. For example, Black Friday is one of the most beneficial sales events. Last year, Black Friday helped me become an owner of Nespresso Vertuo Plus coffee maker at a great off.

I also noticed drops up to 50% and more on many coffee machines and even other expensive home appliances like robot vacuum cleaners. This time, I’m going to use the sales to choose Roomba on Black Friday. So, don’t miss the deals if you also want a new robot or coffee machine at a discount.

What to Consider When Buying Your Coffee Maker.

Coffee machine brand – There are many coffee maker brands with some of the premium brands being Lavazza, DeLonghi, Gaggia, Dualit, Kitchenaid and Cuisinart and high street coffee machine being brands Tesco and Argos. Of course, there are also cheaper brands that will also make you great coffee but you have to consider how much looks matter to you.

Capacity – The water tank capacity is important if you do not want to keep refilling it or you are making lots of espresso. You can even opt for a machine that makes typo espressos at a go.

Coffee Maker Style and Color – Stainless coffee machines, red coffee machines, blue coffee machines, retro coffee machines, there is a plethora of colors, styles as well as finishes that will match your kitchen, if you like.

Ease of use – The barista might make it look like an easy task but dealing with all the levers, buttons and filters can get you confused, so get a user-friendly machine.

Machine speed – A good coffee machine will take you 15 seconds to make a 30 ml while a poor one could take up to 30 seconds, this will depend on how fast you want it to be.

Machine accessories – Items like milk jugs, milk frothers, coffee grinders as well as matching coffee cups and spoons are some of what you can get, depending on your preference.

Drip trays – Should be easy to lift without spilling.

Portafilter – When shopping, check if you can remove the port filter easily enough because some come very complicated.


Regardless of the coffee machine you get, make sure that it is of good quality so it can last you long and make you amazing coffee every time.